Legacy Records — New York, USA
The journey of New York’s ever-evolving Hudson Yards development may seem never-ending, but one gem in its midst is fully up and running.
Legacy Records is an 85-seat restaurant and café located within the residential building Henry Hall, designed by Ken Fulk. Spread over two floors of the former Legacy Recording Studios, the elegant restaurant is the brainchild of Delicious Hospitality Group and comes armed with a cocktail and wine bar, a walk-up café called Easy Victor and two private dining rooms equipped with their own open kitchens.
Situated next to the building’s lobby, the eatery evokes classic midcentury style with layers of teak, marble and brass with accents of white and green. Custom-designed features include patinated brass table-tops, fluted wood paneling that wraps around a central bar and a modern coffered ceiling inset with cane. Floor-to-ceiling windows fill the sophisticated space with natural light – all the better to appreciate the large contemporary art collection that adorns its walls and includes pieces by Mickalene Thomas, Martine Gutierrez and Mischa Richter.
On the second floor, guests can enjoy an extensive selection of wines and innovative cocktails at the bar or in the main lounge or wine room, all exquisitely furnished with channel-tufted banquettes, rich marble and polished brass finishes. Accompanied by a coastal-inspired menu of crudos, pasta and grilled whole fish, Legacy Records is a refreshing take on refinement that goes down a treat.
517 W 38th St
Pei-Ru Keh is the US Editor at Wallpaper*. Born and raised in Singapore, she has been a New Yorker since 2013. Pei-Ru has held various titles at Wallpaper* since she joined in 2007. She currently reports on design, art, architecture, fashion, beauty and lifestyle happenings in the United States, both in print and digitally. Pei-Ru has taken a key role in championing diversity and representation within Wallpaper's content pillars and actively seeks out stories that reflect a wide range of perspectives. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children, and is currently learning how to drive.
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